Houston Chronicle Gives James Cargas the Nod for Congressional District 7
HOUSTON (Feb. 18, 2014) – The Houston Chronicle has endorsed former Congressional and Clinton White House Aide James Cargas in the Democratic Primary. This is Cargas’ second run to unseat the Tea Party incumbent, John Culberson.
The Chronicle previously endorsed Cargas in 2012, complimenting his desire “to provide a voice of common-sense collegiality to a system now seemingly dominated by tea party extremism.” Unfortunately for the American people, nothing has changed in the past two years. The need to replace Tea Party members with hard working Democrats dedicated to representing their districts is stronger than ever.
Previously, the Chronicle said, “In the midst of our natural gas boom, this founding member of the Oil Patch Democrats could be a strong voice for the Houston economy, showing that the oil and gas industry isn’t merely a Republican institution, but a broad and important economic driver that deserves attention from the entire political spectrum.” The 2012 Editorial Board concluded, “James Cargas seems excellently suited to reflect the district’s energy industry.” Today’s endorsement demonstrates the same holds true in 2014.
Houston Deserves Better!
James Cargas offers extensive public service experience. He has served in the U.S. House of Representatives as a deputy press secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as a law clerk, Clinton White House as an aide, and U.S. Department of Energy under Secretary Bill Richardson. He currently serves Mayor Annise Parker as the Senior Assistant City Attorney for Energy for the City of Houston, a position he also held under Mayor Bill White. James is married to Dr. Dorina Papageorgiou, a neuroscientist who works in the Texas Medical